Thunder players are selected during trials, typically held in October over two Sunday half-day sessions. 


Trial information will be made available in the month prior to the trials.

To be eligible to trial for the Thunder selection trials, players must be:

  1. Junior Program
    1. ASSOCIATION ELIGIBILITY - Be registered members of a Essendon District Netball Assn ("EDNA") club and meeting the finals qualification according to EDNA by-laws which typically involves playing at least 5 game for a EDNA club in the year of the trial.
    2. AGE ELIGIBILITY - Players becoming aged 13-17 years in the following year ie. To trial for the 2019 program, the player must be turning 13 to 17 years of age in the 2019 calendar year. 
  2. Open Program
    1. All players are eligible to apply to trial provided that they meet the age bylaw requirements of the Parkville Netball Competition for the year of competition they are trialling for.

If selected to an Thunder Junior Team, players must retain their ASSOCIATION ELIGIBILITY during their season of involvement i.e. If a player trials in 2018 and is selected for the 2019 program, they must retain their eligibility during 2019 via meeting the ASSOCIATION ELIGIBILITY requirements in 2019.

Selection Trials will be conducted with independence and objectivity.